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Transferring / UpWard Trend?
« on: May 05, 2009, 02:08:47 PM »
Hey all,

I know that it's mostly just guessing, but I'd love to hear some of your opinions on how some of the top school look at dramatic upward performance jumps from fall to spring semester.  All other things being equal, would straight A's second semester help to mitigate a mediocre first?

Thanks, ;D


Transferring / Re: Predict Where the Poster Above You Can Transfer
« on: April 20, 2009, 08:23:08 PM »
Without rank it's hard to guess.  Assuming 3.77 is at least top 5-10%, probably a few hits in the T14 (maybe not HYS) and definitely Iowa.

So lets say NYU!

I'm surprised you didn't land a T14 with your LSAT.

Good luck!

My Stats

School: 30-40
Rank: Top 3% (3.71)
LSAT: 164
UGPA: 3.60

Applied to GULC EA so far.

I'd say top 14, and def top 20.

My Stats:
School: Top 10
Rank: unsure, but top 40%? (3.35 GPA)
LSAT: 173
UGPA: 3.46

Other Factors: student council, waitlisted at Harvard last go 'round...

Job Search / US Attorney's Office
« on: February 11, 2009, 01:12:11 PM »
Anyone else going to a US Attorney's office?  I'll be at one this summer and, while I know that it may differ dramatically by location, I am wondering if anyone has a good handle on what to expect, generally?


b ;)

Transferring / Re: Top 7-9 to Top 2-4?
« on: February 11, 2009, 01:05:27 PM »
Hey mbw,

Thanks for the quick reply.  I've poured over transferapps already and it seems to be mostly geared towards Tier 1 or Tier 2 transfer applicants (not surprising as this is where the majority come from).  There are a few on there in analogous situtations to this, but not enough that I was comfortable making any kind of concrete assumptions.


b ;)

Transferring / Top 7-9 to Top 2-4?
« on: February 11, 2009, 12:47:44 PM »
What stats/class rank/conditions do you all think are necessary/sufficient for such a move?


Transferring / UMich to HYS?
« on: August 25, 2008, 12:10:37 PM »
Hey all!

I'll be attending Michigan this year as a 1L, and I am very excited.  However, I would like to work in the Denver area after graduation, while keeping the possibility of clerking or teaching as open options.  So, assuming decent grades during my 1L, I intend to transfer to a top-top school in order to make these goals more possible.  I realize that Michigan is a great school, but it seems that the HYS trio trump all when it comes to opening doors throughout one's career (grades, accolades, and "connections" being equal). 

I am wondering if any of you have any experience, first-hand or otherwise, with students who were able to transfer successfully from a school of about Michigan's caliber to either Harvard, Yale, or Stanford.  Do they even consider students from such schools as possible transfers? or are they looking for exclusively "le creme de la creme" from schools like NYU, Columbia, or Chicago?

Any insight is appreciated!

bjtnj ;D 

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Columbia waitlist ??
« on: May 30, 2008, 09:04:08 AM »
I e-mailed the Admissions office last week to ask about waitlist pool size and approximate timelines for hearing back.  They said something like the waitlist pool size was classified (lame!), and that most of those waitlisted will hear back next week one way or another.  They did not mention if we would be notified via snail or e-mail, but I'm guessing on the latter due to the time crunch that many JD Admissions offices seem to be in during this phase of the cycle.

Good Luck!
bjtnj ;D

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Columbia waitlist ??
« on: May 28, 2008, 08:48:31 AM »
I just received an e-mail from the Columbia admissions committee stating that most of us will hear back from them next week.


Law School Admissions / Re: Continued Interest Letter??
« on: March 10, 2008, 09:55:46 AM »
I've been sending one postcard a week from Panama (Peace Corps) to my top choice.  Here's hoping they don't seek a restraining order on me...

bjtnj ;D

Incoming 1Ls / Transfering...
« on: February 23, 2008, 01:22:22 PM »
Hey all,

While I am extremely excited to be choosing between G-Town and UPenn for the upcomming cycle, my wife's family all live in California and I was wondering if anyone here knew if UPenn or G-Town are likely feeder/transfer schools for Stanford or Berkeley, or even Harvard, for that matter.

Thanks in advance!

bjtnj ;D

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